"On November 25, 2012, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor of The Moody Church for over 30 years, preached a sermon titled “Where do we go from here?”.
The following is taken from Dr. Lutzer’s recently released book Where Do We Go Go from Here?
Some of you will remember when the Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer told us back in the 1970′s that someday we would wake up and find out that the America we once knew was gone. That day is here.
We have crossed an invisible line, and there are no signs that we are capable of turning back. Like a boat caught in the mighty torrent of the Niagara River, we are being swept along with the powerful cultural currents that just might put us over the brink. Seemingly irrevocable trends put in motion forty years ago continue to gather greater momentum and speed. Our Judeo-Christian heritage that gave us the freedoms we have enjoyed is for the most part gone, and in its place is an intolerant form of humanism that can boast of one victory after another. The “cultural war” we used to speak about appears to be over, and we have lost.
Daily, perhaps hourly, we are losing the war for America’s heart and mind. We must understand the direction and speed of this cultural river that has spilled over and engulfed our land. We must also ask: what should we be doing at this critical hour?
This booklet is above all a message of hope a message intended to help us refocus our priorities in a day of great opportunity. Rather than lick our wounds, withdraw from the public debate, and stand aside as we bemoan the fate of this great nation, we must regroup, get our bearings, and remember why we are here and what we are called to do. Never before in American history has it been more important for the church to be all that it can be in a society that is increasingly hostile to Christian values.”